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The Lutheran Student Community of Penn State is an intentionally safe place – open to all students – regardless of faith background, church denominational history, economic status, political affiliation, ancestry, color, national origin, race, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability or handicap, political persuasion, age, or academic standing.

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Worship with us

There are plenty of opportunities with our community. Weekly worship is offered Thursdays on campus at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, as well as Sunday services in the morning and evening at Grace Lutheran Church on South Garner Street.

Need someone to talk to?

Don’t know what you believe? Struggling with relationships? Need a listening ear? If you are feeling distressed or troubled, if you can’t quite sort things out, if you just want to talk, you are welcome to contact our Campus Minister, Alicia Anderson. Part of why our staff is here is so that we can provide emotional, spiritual, and other support to students when they most need it!

Alicia is available by email at ara2@psu.edu or by text or phone at (814) 360-0601.

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Anti-Hunger Spring Break 2023

Not sure you can spend all of spring break this year traveling? Want to help feed hungry people in the State College area? We are exploring partnering with the YMCA Anti-Hunger Team for part of spring break to help with a variety of projects that help feed people in our area. We are still developing our plans, so watch for

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weekly prayer: 1/24

O God, You invite me to be part of sharing your good news. You call me to use my gifts and abilities for love and forgiveness. You ask me to help bring justice, new life, and hope to the world. Help me to see how to follow you in my life. Show me ways to be part of your work

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Matthew 4:12-23

12Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. 13He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: 15“Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali, on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of

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what are you looking for?

When we hear about John the Baptizer in the gospels, he is always pointing to the messiah.  In this week’s passage, he is literally pointing out Jesus to the people around them.  John attests to the remarkable signs that happened at Jesus’ baptism, and the next day two of John’s followers turn and walk after Jesus.  When Jesus sees them

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weekly prayer: 1/17

O God, You ask what I am looking for. Sometimes I am looking for direction. Sometimes I am looking for healing. Sometimes I am looking for justice. Sometimes I am looking for a new beginning. Sometimes I don’t really know what I am looking for. Yet always, as I follow you, I find unconditional love and hope. I always find

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Volunteer with Anti-Hunger Program!

YMCA of Centre County’s Anti-Hunger Program offers community food distribution twice each month and volunteers are needed from 3:30 – 6 pm.   If you’d like to help with set up (3:30 – 4 pm) or with distribution, we’d love to have you, even if you can only help for part of the time! The distribution will be held at

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